MARI SUGAWA is a principal dancer at the New Jersey Jersey Ballet Co She was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Japan where she received her training. She joined the Matsuyama Ballet Company in 1994 and performed as a soloist in such classics as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, and Giselle. She also performed a contemporary work by Matsuyama Company choreographer Tetsutaro Shimizu. Ms. Sugawa has performed with Austin Balet , New York Theatre Ballet and Eglevsky Ballet. Her Juliet and Princess Aurora have met with high critical praise.